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posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 09:05 AM
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Hi guys

Been unemployed and screaming for a decent meal a while ago and thought what the hell do I do ?
Then I tried this

Soften some chopped onion in a little olive oil (any oil will do). Add a tin of chopped tomatoes and a squirt of tomato sauce (ketchup or catsup). Allow to simmer for a couple of minutes.

Cook the pasta

Adjust to taste with a pinch of salt, or pepper, or ground black pepper, or Worcester sauce or garlic (although it is probably better to add the garlic at the onion stage).

If you have left over meat and want to add it feel free

Stir into cooked pasta. Yum!

Cody




posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 09:13 AM
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someones trolling for stars and flags
you just taught the readers how to make low quality spaghetti..... wooooooooo!



posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 09:14 AM
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Originally posted by sirhumperdink
reply to post by cody599
 


someones trolling for stars and flags
you just taught the readers how to make low quality spaghetti..... wooooooooo!


Nope

I just filled the bellies of kids with a cheap effective slow energy release meal
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posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 09:17 AM
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Sound pretty good.People should also start learning to be more creative
in using left-overs.If you don't want to eat any left-overs now,freeze them,
or can them.



posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 09:21 AM
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Very nice! Now I'm hungry; I love simple foods that taste great!



posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 09:21 AM
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you dont need the ketchup at all.

Just simmer a can of tomatoes chopped or whole (but break up the whole ones to a size of your liking) simmer that with a pinch of slat sugar pepper for 10 minutes. A whole garlic is very cheap and you only need one or two small cloves from it, chopped finely, to add a very nice additional burst of flavor.

If you happen to have any basil or herbs, put a pinch of that in right at the end, just a minute or two before the pasta is ready, if you add it too early the flavor seems to evaporate away.

extremely tasty and filling meal for barley any money, I eat it once a week or so
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posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 09:22 AM
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Even more cheap, filling, tasty and healthier than that is classic beans and rice. Buy a bag of dry red beans for under two dollars and a bag of brown rice for under two dollars, and feed a family for 2 days.



posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 09:23 AM
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Sometimes you have to do whatever you can in order to feed your
hungry children and yourself.My husband was born at the tail-end
of the great depression.He remembers many times of just having
ketchup and bread to eat.



posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 09:27 AM
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Originally posted by mamabeth
reply to post by cody599
 


Sound pretty good.People should also start learning to be more creative
in using left-overs.If you don't want to eat any left-overs now,freeze them,
or can them.


I always freeze my gravy.

If I'm running late or just tired. Fry up some mince and onions add gravy.

season to taste

Bake a potato, cook chips, make mash

It's not blue ribbon cooking but it's cheap, it's filling and flavorsome



posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 09:31 AM
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Originally posted by sirhumperdink
reply to post by cody599
 


someones trolling for stars and flags
you just taught the readers how to make low quality spaghetti..... wooooooooo!


So are you saying I've been trolling since 2005 ?




posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 09:32 AM
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Can't beat good, easy to make, home made comfort food



posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 09:39 AM
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Originally posted by Biigs
you dont need the ketchup at all.

Just simmer a can of tomatoes chopped or whole (but break up the whole ones to a size of your liking) simmer that with a pinch of slat sugar pepper for 10 minutes. A whole garlic is very cheap and you only need one or two small cloves from it, chopped finely, to add a very nice additional burst of flavor.

If you happen to have any basil or herbs, put a pinch of that in right at the end, just a minute or two before the pasta is ready, if you add it too early the flavor seems to evaporate away.

extremely tasty and filling meal for barley any money, I eat it once a week or so
edit on 17-3-2013 by Biigs because: (no reason given)


Good point
I used the ketchup for the cheaper version instead of tomato puree and sugar

But hell a damn good meal



posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 09:46 AM
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You can also make your own bread for cheap. All you need is flour sugar salt yeast and oil, and you can make an enormous amount of bread that you can eat with meals to help them stretch.



posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 09:59 AM
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And homemade fresh baked bread is so much tastier than store bought high fructose corn syrup bread. May not last as long, but its so good it doesn't need to.



posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 10:41 AM
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Do you have a name for this dish...

"Poor Mans Pasta 47"

I would really try for the olive oil
and some tomato paste instead of catsup


but @ least its better than
a pack of ramen



posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 10:43 AM
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This is simular to something I call deviled noodles. Simple, filling, and very tasty.

7 or so banana peppers, or how ever many you can handle. Banana peppers specific but I suppose you could use different peppers, I just think banana peppers have the right flavor.

7 or so fresh tomatoes pealed and cut up.

Cooked macaroni noodles set aside.

Add peppers and tomatoes in a pot with some water and boil for about 20 minutes, salt to taste.

Add peppers and tomatoes with some noodles and enjoy. I keep the noodles separate from the tomatoes and peppers because the noodles will get too soggy if kept together.

I mainly fix this in the summer, fresh vegetables are best.

Pladuim



posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 10:56 AM
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Even cheaper if you have fresh tomatoes.

A bit of olive oil in a frying pan.
Finely chop 2 to 5 cloves of garlic.
Add to oil, cook slow til golden.
Add a chopped tomato (not canned)
Add a bunch of basil, fresh or dried.
Salt, pepper to taste.

Optional extras: chopped onion, celery, bell pepper, black olives, oregano.

Put over cooked, hot, whole grain pasta and melt in grated cheese while still hot.
Macaroni or other small pastas work best.

Serves one or two people
More people, just use more of everything.



^^Pladium's sounds really good too. I think I might try that. Concentration on banana peppers there. Nice and fresh sounding also
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posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 11:03 AM
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That sounds better than what I call "Brokesgetti"

Cooked pasta, butter , salt and pepper.

Taste good, but you will be constipated for a while.



posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 11:29 AM
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Originally posted by snowspirit
Even cheaper if you have fresh tomatoes.

A bit of olive oil in a frying pan.
Finely chop 2 to 5 cloves of garlic.
Add to oil, cook slow til golden.
Add a chopped tomato (not canned)
Add a bunch of basil, fresh or dried.
Salt, pepper to taste.

Optional extras: chopped onion, celery, bell pepper, black olives, oregano.

Put over cooked, hot, whole grain pasta and melt in grated cheese while still hot.
Macaroni or other small pastas work best.



Serves one or two people
More people, just use more of everything.



^^Pladium's sounds really good too. I think I might try that. Concentration on banana peppers there. Nice and fresh sounding also
edit on 17-3-2013 by snowspirit because: (no reason given)


I don't know what I'd do without my banana peppers. I usually set out 10 or so banana pepper plants in the spring and it produces more than enough for me. A good tip for growing peppers is to add a little Epsom salt to the soil and you will be surprised how much larger the peppers will grow.

Pladuim
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posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 11:45 AM
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Originally posted by spoonbender
Do you have a name for this dish...

"Poor Mans Pasta 47"

I would really try for the olive oil
and some tomato paste instead of catsup


but @ least its better than
a pack of ramen


Ummmmmmm no

The conversation is usually "what do you want dinner babes? "
"Dunno revert to default " as I stroll out the door.

Default is belly pork, pasta,or an omelette.

But it always comes with a kiss, a hug, and a smile. Food for the soul as well





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